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The Stokes News October 11, 2012 Senior Director of Off-Campus Centers Ann Watts dances with Stokes Early College students in an impromptu dance. Students and staff enjoyed snacks, refreshments and music in a community celebration day sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College. Read more: http://www.thestokesnews.com/view/full_story/20435888/article-Stokes-students-celebrate-Forsyth-Tech-Community-Day#ixzz295krtARc


North Carolina Biotechnology Center October 10, 2012 Winston-Salem’s Forsyth Tech Community College has been awarded a $15 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to lead a national workforce development and training program across the $100 billion biosciences industry. Read more: http://www.ncbiotech.org/article/forsyth-tech-awarded-15m-grant-department-labor


WCNC TV/Associated Press October 10, 2012 WCNC TV online in Charlotte, NC carries a story today about the Obama campaign, which is accompanied by a photo of President Obama speaking during his visit to Forsyth Tech in Dec. 2010. Read more: http://www.wcnc.com/news/politics/For-Obama-the-trail-can-be-on-grind-it-out-mode–173477411.html


Bloomberg October 9, 2012 While employers struggle to fill jobs in health care and trades such as welding, enrollment in the two-year, degree-awarding colleges that provide graduates for those fields rose only 18 percent from 2005 to 2010, trailing the 21 percent growth for four-year universities. Even with trades offering competitive pay, skilled factory vacancies […]


The Stokes News Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem has been awarded a $15 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to lead a national effort to develop and expand workforce training across the $100 billion biosciences industry.


October 5, 2012 Liberian Daily Observer Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inducted into the Community Leaders and Legend’s Hall of Fame of North Carolina, which the group granted for her years of advocacy for social justice and commitment to development in Liberia. According to a citation read by the organization’s President, James Hunder, the […]


Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce October 5, 2012 Today, Governor Beverly Perdue announced that Deere-Hitachi will invest $97 million to expand their manufacturing capacity in Kernersville. This project will allow Deere-Hitachi to hire an additional 340 full-time employees over the next four years. Forsyth Tech is one of many sponsors of the project. Read more: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=75d9848ae31b00f57583a0828&id=1b5fd20af1&e=629e4f9eba http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/248738/57/Deere-Hitachi-Expanding-Kernersville-Facility


The Stokes News October 5, 2012 The 23rd annual KingFest will take place at Central Park in King from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Activities at the festival include a classic cruise-in car show, artisan vendors, food, and much more. Forsyth Tech will be sponsoring the Family Safety Center area and […]


October 5, 2012 US Airways Magazine Forsyth Tech is featured in the special destination supplement about Winston-Salem in the Oct. issue of US Airways Magazine, which will reach 6 million people throughout this month. According to the article, Forsyth Tech “epitomizes the visionary, fast-moving, globally competitive workforce education that our country needs.” Check it out: […]


The Business Journal – Matt Evans  October 5, 2012 Forsyth Technical Community College and the 11 schools it leads on a $15 million federal grant will lean heavily on private sector companies in designing biotech credentials. U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Seth Harris made that clear when he toured the labs at Forsyth Tech […]


Winston-Salem Chronicle October 3, 2012 On the ground, four year-old Ethan Lee sometimes faces challenges. But when he’s on the back of a horse at Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center, Ethan – who suffers from a mild form of autism – is on top of the world. Pam Stovall-Lee, a computer science instructor at Forsyth Technical […]


Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Blog October 2, 2012 Forsyth Technical Community College showed off its new Transportation Technology Center at 4255 N. Patterson Ave. to the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Technology & Innovation Series Tuesday. The new center will “create jobs for the people in this community,” said Dr. Gary Green, Forsyth Tech president. He […]


Department of Labor September 27, 2012 In a recent visit to Forsyth Tech, Deputy Secretary Seth Harris formally delivered a $15,000,000.00 grant to the college from the Department of Labor. Forsyth Tech will lead a national effort to develop workforce training in bioscience. View photos from the Deputy Secretary’s visit: http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/photos/slideshows/20120927-harris-forsyth.htm


Winston-Salem Journal September 27, 2012 With a $15 million dollar grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, Forsyth Tech will lead a national effort to develop workforce training in bioscience. The grant was announced last week but celebrated in style at Forsyth Tech Thursday with a visit from Seth Harris, deputy secretary in the […]


Camel City Dispatch September 27, 2012 Thursday morning Forsyth Technical College formally received a $15,000,000.00 grant from the US Department of Labor as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community Career Training (TAACCCT) program. On hand to “deliver the check” was Deputy Secretary of Labor, Scott D. Harris, along with 12th District Congressman Mel Watt, […]


The Business Journal September 27, 2012 Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris said after a tour of the bioscience facilities at Forsyth Technical Community College Thursday that the school is well-positioned to lead an effort to create new and more useful biotech credentials for workers. Harris said that Forsyth Tech was his first opportunity […]


NBC News September 27, 2012 A top U.S. Department of Labor official will tour Forsyth Tech just a week after the school won a $15 million grant to help expand the biotechnology workforce. Deputy Labor Secretary Seth Harris will visit the school on Thursday. Read more in the following publications: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49169909/ns/local_news-winston_salem_nc/t/us-labor-official-visit-forsyth-tech-after-m-grant-awarded/#.UGSIRK6c5EM http://myfox8.com/2012/09/27/forsyth-tech-gets-millions-from-government-for-biotech-training/ http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/morning-edition/2012/09/forsyth-tech-to-get-visit-from-labor.html http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/sep/27/wsmain02-area-news-for-thursday-sept-27-ar-2642321/ http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/U-S-labor-official-to-visit-Forsyth-Tech-after-15M-grant-awarded/-/10703612/16738012/-/7g564a/-/index.html?absolute=true […]


The Stokes News September 27, 2012 The Stokes County Commissioners are considering the next steps to take in planning for the county’s own community college campus in the Meadows area. At a meeting on Monday night, the commissioners agreed to move to next meeting’s action agenda a form which serves as tentative approval of the […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 19, 2012 Forsyth Technical Community College was awarded a $15 million grant Wednesday as part of a national effort to develop and expand workforce training in the biotechnology industry. Forsyth Tech received the three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, which helps […]


Winston-Salem Journal September 24, 2012 Two stories on the front page of Thursday’s Journal stood out: One on Winston-Salem’s Census Bureau poverty rate rising to 24 percent, the other on Forsyth Technical Community College getting a $15 million grant for a job-training program. Poverty is not going away, and we need more leadership and programs […]


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